Eva Herschberger

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Nevus sebaceous is a common congenital cutaneous malformation. Affected individuals may develop benign and malignant secondary tumors in the nevi during life. Schimmelpenning syndrome is characterized by the association of nevus sebaceous with extracutaneous abnormalities. We report that of 65 sebaceous nevi studied, 62 (95%) had mutations in the HRAS gene(More)
Phacomatosis pigmentokeratotica (PPK) is a rare epidermal nevus syndrome characterized by the co-occurrence of a sebaceous nevus and a speckled lentiginous nevus. The coexistence of an epidermal and a melanocytic nevus has been explained by two homozygous recessive mutations, according to the twin spot hypothesis, of which PPK has become a putative paradigm(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is highly expressed in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The response of patients with lung cancer to EGFR inhibitors is significantly associated with the presence of EGFR mutations. Although these drugs have already been used for the treatment of advanced cutaneous SCC, the knowledge about EGFR mutations in this cancer(More)
BACKGROUND Benign lichenoid keratoses (BLKs) are solitary skin lesions which have been proposed to represent a regressive form of pre-existent epidermal tumours such as solar lentigo or seborrhoeic keratosis. However, the genetic basis of BLK is unknown. OBJECTIVES FGFR3, PIK3CA and RAS mutations have been shown to be involved in the pathogenesis of(More)
Seborrheic keratosis (SK) represents a frequent epidermal skin tumor. Although lacking a malignant potential, these tumors reveal multiple oncogenic mutations. A previous study identified activating mutations in 89% of SK, particularly in FGFR3 and PIK3CA genes. The aim of this study was to identify further oncogenic mutations in human SK. Therefore, we(More)
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